Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Would I make a good leader?

When we talk about being a leader, it often sounds as though you need to dwell on gigantic, lofty issues — it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and not know where to begin.

From the many career-related questions people send me, one that stood out came from a woman in a midlevel role at a large corporation. She emailed: “My question comes in two parts. 1) How do I know if I would make a good leader? 2) Can you learn to be a good leader?”

Early in my career, I turned down an offer to take my dream job — my first true management position. Despite working hard to position myself as the ideal candidate, I felt the stakes were too high if I failed. I didn’t know if I had the chops to succeed...

Read the article by Jo Miller at Business 380 >>

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